Month: July 2017

Rent Bridesmaid Dresses

Would your Squad rent their bridesmaid dress?
Everyone knows that being a Bridesmaid is an honor so why is it that the Bridesmaid dresses are always so Blah! There are hundreds of thousands of bridesmaid dresses to choose from and most of them are plain and boring, not fashion forward or anything you would want to wear again. So why do Brides choose these ugly bridesmaid dresses? Well back in the day, people used to speculate that it was because no Bride wanted her Bridal party to look better than her. Huh? Sounds kind of selfish and self centered doesn’t it? Well Chantilly & Lace is excited that this trend is changing.
Bridesmaid Dresses starting at $69.00 ~ Wear and Return, what could be better?
Brides now are shopping for fashion forward bridesmaid dresses that will showcase the beauty of their bridesmaids. And everyone is super excited that now stylish and trendy bridesmaid dresses are now available. Many designers have created stunning bridesmaid dresses in a matte sequin so it shows your personality and flare for fashion. Check out the gorgeous (and first on the market) matte sequin bridesmaid dresses by Sorrella Vita. Sorella Vita bridesmaid dresses are available at local bridal retailers for purchase.
If you don’t want to waste money on a bridesmaid dress that your squad won’t like and never wear again, why not let them Rent their Bridesmaid Dresses? There are a few options now that provide this opportunity. Check out the new VowtobeChic company that has partnered with many designers to offer affordable bridesmaid dresses for you to Rent. Yes, that is right! You don’t have to keep it and many styles are under $100.00. Of course, renting from VowtobeChic is not for everyone, sizes only range from 0-18, only a few designers to choose from and you cannot alter it to fit perfectly.
Another option is renting your bridesmaid dress through Union Station. Similar to VowtobeChic if you choose the rental option they will send you two dresses to try on for size, two weeks before the wedding. Wear the one that fits best and return them both. Easy as Pie! Bridesmaid rental prices start around $50.00 on so you aren’t out a lot of money for a dress you hate.
Mix and match styles and color hues to find the perfect collaboration for your beautiful bridal party.
July 19, 2017

Chantel Lauren Wedding Dress Obsession

After a busy day at our Bridal Boutiques I find myself laying on the couch, with a glass of  red wine, tired legs and sore feet but still thinking about wedding dresses.
Chantel Lauren Mae
I know crazy right? but I have stumbled upon an up and coming wedding dress designer that I am completely obsessed with.
Chantel Lauren wedding dresses came on the market a little over a year ago and although I have not seen them in person to touch and feel, I LOVE all the stunning photos I see on Instagram and Pinterest. So many stunning photographs, styled shoots and romantic wedding images have me swooning everyday. It is amazing how just a little new “design elements” can change the vision for the wedding industry.
Utah Valley Bride Magazine
Totally crushing on the hand painted craftsmanship in these stunning gowns!
I have spent the past 12ish years in the bridal retail business seeing our many popular designers create, re-create and copy designs off each other. We really haven’t seen anything fresh, new and super trendy yet still romantic and bridal. The wedding design business has two seasons each year for retailers to see the newest designs and choose them for their boutiques. As a retailer for two super successful Bridal Boutiques in Florida it gets tougher and tougher each season because the designers can become boring, or stagnant not dipping into the unknown and afraid to be unique. So, what do we do? We end up with a selection of gowns that look a like and nothing on the cutting edge for our Brides.
When I stumbled on Chantel Lauren wedding gowns on Instagram I immediately fell in LOVE! Chantel Lauren wedding dresses offer beautiful combinations of lace and tulle, every brides dream right? But the magic (and therefore my obsession) is the unique color options she offers for the fabulous Mae gown. Chantel Lauren Mae offers tulle skirts in romantic untraditional colors like rose gold tulle skirt and steel blue tulle skirt some even have a tie-dyed look for added drama and effect.
Chantilly Lace & Tulle
I will finally get to touch and feel the magic that Chantel Lauren has designed in July at an exclusive Trunk Show in Florida and must say, I can’t wait.
If you are looking for a boho Wedding dress, a romantic wedding dress and a unique wedding dress check out the stunning wedding dresses by Chantel Lauren…you too will be obsessed.
Photo credit: Catherine Laura photography | Photography by Lori Romney| Florals by Whitney Johnson|Gowns by Chantel Lauren| Midway Ice Castles|Utah Valley Bride Magazine|Pinterest
July 11, 2017

Sequin Bridesmaid Trends

Blush Sequin Bridesmaid Dresses

Everyone knows that Bridesmaid dresses are usually ugly, frumpy and let’s face it just not stylish. Most Bridesmaid don’t like the dress and certainly don’t like paying a lot of money for it…so we are excited to see the new bridesmaid trends emerging.

Trendy Bridesmaid Dresses now include Sequin!

Gone are the days of the Bride choosing the absolute ugliest dress she can find so her girls don’t look better than her. At our local Boutiques we are seeing Brides choosing beautiful color palettes of soft and feminine pastel colors, allowing Bridesmaids to choose their own style gown and now the newest and most exciting trend is the matte sequin look.

Blush Sequin Bridesmaid Dresses

I know you might be thinking, sequins? At my wedding? No way! Well let me be the first to tell you that these sequins are different than the Prom or evening dress sequin. They are soft to the touch, they come in beautiful and romantic colors such as the popular rose gold tones and are not really that glittery.

Blush Sequin Bridesmaid Dresses

One of my absolute favs in our boutique is by the designer Sorella Vita. Pretty sure they were the first to get these gowns on the market and now we see them everywhere. So before you count them out, stop into your local Bridal Boutique and try a few on. Let your BrideTribe shine in a soft sequin dress. Shop Local CC’s Bridal Boutique for the best selection.

For more Bridesmaid Inspiration check out our Pinterest Board 🙂


Sorella Vita Sequin Dresses

Photo credit:, katelyn james photography,


July 10, 2017

Rustic Wedding Altar Inspiration

Wedding Altar Ideas
We are totally obsessed with the entire rustic chic and boho wedding trends! Today’s Bride’s have the most amazing and unique ideas to personalize their weddings from the small details to the large. One of the most important elements of your wedding is the location and the altar. Your wedding altar is such a huge focal point as so many pictures will be taken there and your guests will be watching you and your hubby join as one there. So, this week we did some digging around and have stumbled upon so many beautiful rustic altar ideas, boho altar ideas, romantic altar ideas and of course the most beautiful church altars.
Today we will focus on the chic rustic and boho themed weddings and altars (because it’s my fav!).
Whether you are getting married in the Summer or Fall in Florida these wedding altar ideas are perfect!
Happy viewing! Share your thoughts and inspiration with us!

Wedding Altar Ideas

A Bryan Photo, Mariee Ami | Snippet & Ink

July 9, 2017